Huddersfield Town may feel as if they've missed their chance to land the first blow against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-offs. David Wagner's men spurned several presentable chances in the first leg and now face an intimidating trip to Hillsborough on Wednesday.
dabblebet make the visitors a 13/5 (3.60) shot to win the match in normal time, another draw is 11/5 (3.20) and Wednesday are 6/5 (2.20) to secure a third win in four meetings over the Terriers this season.
The favourites may not have offered much going forward at the weekend but Carlos Carvalhal set his side up with the sole purpose of leaving the John Smith's Stadium with their clean sheet intact. The Portuguese boss would have wanted more from his side going forward of course, but there is little doubt that they achieved their aim ion the 0-0 draw.
It was a gamble, but one which paid off handsomely and the home side now know that they have the upper hand in the reverse fixture against a team who have struggled on the road against the best sides in the second tier over the past few months.
The bookmakers certainly expect another cagey game. Under 2.5 goals is priced at just 4/7 (1.57). That's unsurprising given that Huddersfield have failed to find a way past the home sides' defences in 270 minutes of football this term. It's 7/10 (1.70) that at least one side fails to score in this second leg.
The best way to profit from this game could be just to keep it simple. Back Sheffield Wednesday to come out on top against a team they've already seen off twice this campaign at 6/5 (2.20).
A 2-1 win over Newcastle in the second game of the season was the only time the visitors have won at a fellow top six side. In fact, they tasted defeat to each of the other four encounters, failing to score in another of those matches.
Those hunting bigger odds can take a home win with under 2.5 goals at 14/5 (3.80), a selection that would have won in both the regular season meetings between these sides as well as each of the four aforementioned Huddersfield away defeats to the top six.
But, with this being the play-offs, things could be much more frantic in the closing stages and the straight win bet on Carvalhal's men at 6/5 (2.20) looks big enough to consider getting involved in as both teams chase their dreams of playing in the Premier League next term.